WookieeProject Web
Project information



March 9, 2022

Article information
Current main focus
  • Fix various issues with citation templates
  • Start various systematic indexing projects

WookieeProject Web is the response to the increasing need of support regarding the use of web resources on Wookieepedia. It is the result of several observations: web-content relevant to Wookieepedia interest is ever-growing, and its indexing is a real issue, especially in regards to its temporality, as we're constantly reminded that web pages and sites can vanish without warning; said indexing requires tools, such as citation templates and archives repositories; all of this requires the growth of some level of expertise from users; and finally, coordination on the issue has been limited in the past, and need to be reinforced. In itself, this WookieeProject is the continuation of previous isolated or coordinated efforts, such as the 2020 archive link project.

What WookieeProject:Web is proposing is a long-term hub for users to work together, and where they can:

  • coordinate on the systematic indexing of the dozens of websites critical to Wookieepedia work, such as StarWars.com, with an established global methodology that will allow to know at any moment the state of advancement of the tasks, limiting redundancy by removing uncertainty such as "did somebody already check this?"
  • help with technical issues, either by presenting new ideas and requests, or provide technical know-how and expertise.
  • learn new skills essential to the completion of this project, like how to use Archive.org to its maximum potential.

Unlike most WookieeProject, our focus is more on "Research & Development", as we aim to structurally improve Wookieepedia use of web content, however there is nothing preventing participants from trying to improve articles (authors, web articles, websites), and push for those to reach status, which the WookieeProject would support (talk page template and nominations will be implemented to the project when needed).

Project forums[]

Indexing projects[]

Pinned topicLast editLast author
Websites index16:44, 9 March 2022NanoLuuke
Indexing methodology13:50, 9 March 2022NanoLuuke
TopicLast editLast author
Swtor.com/TORYoutube indexing13:16, 17 May 2022NanoLuuke

Tech support[]

TopicLast editLast author
Starwars.com naked links11:35, 18 May 2022NanoLuuke
SH:Pages with missing archive links06:28, 11 March 2022NanoLuuke


TopicLast editLast author
Q&A08:49, 20 May 2022NanoLuuke
Web archives14:50, 17 May 2022NanoLuuke


If you want to participe in this project, please sign your name (with ~~~~) in the list below. If you feel you have enough experience with either web archives and or wiki code as to be able to help and guide other users, feel free to add {{C|web archeologist}} and/or {{C|tech support}} after your name. Interest for individuals sub-projects must be added on the projects pages themselves, on the forums. If in the past you've managed a personal project related to web content, don't hesitate to migrate it here!

  1. NanoLuukeCloning facility 21:24, 9 March 2022 (UTC) (web archeologist)
  2. You have my bowcaster Manoof (he/him/his) (talk) 21:51, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
  3. And my bot! 1358 (Talk) 15:54, 10 March 2022 (UTC)
  4. Count me in. PLUMEBOT says hello. Plume Tray (talk) 11:47, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Frequently asked question[]

Is this project really necessary?[]

Sure, editors have been adding links to articles since the inception of Wookieepedia, but it was often done in a non-systemic and highly subjective way, leaving out entire web pages and subjects in the dark. Websites since have come and gone, making it even harder for us to retrieve what's lost. That why we need a dedicated department to remove any uncertainty in our coverage of web content.

What is "indexing"?[]

Indexing is the intellectual process involved when collecting and listing relevant terms (person, character, event, etc.) or documents to provide access to easy information retrieval. On Wookieepedia, it's the action of filling list for Appearances and Sources, to put it simply. It's an essential task when working on an encyclopedia, and in theory, should be the first task completed when confronted with a new document.

Why archiving is so important?[]

Attribution and verifiability are Wookieepedia core principles, which we enforce through Sourcing. Without this we could not pretend to any level of standard and trustworthiness. The web is a network of documents, and those documents are essential to the attribution chain we relie upon, but if link rot happen to them, meaning that they are moved (change in the url address) or deleted (because the entity hosting them decided so), then nobody can access these documents through the links disseminated on Wookieepedia, and the attribution chain is broken. The only reliable solution to this major issue is the use of a web archive: a copy of a web page hosted on a specialized website, such as archive.org or archive.today. Without those we would have lost so many interesting content.

Useful links[]